To apply for a consular passport, applicants must send by courier to the Embassy the following:
You must be a Paraguayan national.
Passport Application Form duly completed and signed by the applicant. Forms can be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded here: Passport Application Form (PDF)
Photocopy of the Paraguayan identity card (Cedula de Identidad), both sides (preferably in color). Do not send the original.
Photocopy of the Paraguayan passport about to expire or already expired (from the page with personal data and of the last renovation, if the case preferably in color). The original passport is not necessary.
A recent photo size 5 x 7 cm, white background (Canadian passport type).
Signature card obtainable at the Embassy or downloaded here: signature Signature Card card (PDF
Not have an arrest warrant pending in Paraguay.
Fees: The Consular Passport has a cost of 55$ US (fifty-five U.S. dollars). As the Embassy does not accept cash, you must send a Money Order or Draft check to the Embassy of Paraguay.
Processing time: between 5-6 weeks.
Please contact the Embassy at that time for check the reception of your passport. By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (613) 567-1283 & (613) 567-1005.
Notes: The applications are processed by the Consular Section of the Embassy in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asuncion. All Consular Passports are printed in Paraguay and then forwarded to the respective Embassy.
Starting September 2017 all Consular Passport have electronic reading technology, they had to be handle as any other electronic device. To ensure its correct operation it must not be folded, perforated, or exposed to excessive humidity or extreme temperatures.
*All ONLINE FORMS and documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing. Details and free download of the software may be founded at https://get.adobe.com/reader/
CONSULAR PASSPORT ARE VALID FOR 5 YEARS (TWO YEARS IN CASE OF NATURALIZED PARAGUAYANS). CONSULAR PASSPORT ARE NOT RENEWABLE.
CONSULAR PASSPORT FOR MINORS:
In order to request a consular passport for a minor, the application must be signed by both parents. In case the application is signed by just one parent, he/she must present proper legal authorization to do so. Otherwise, the signatory must justify custody of the minor or send the Death Certificate of the deceased parent. If one of the parents is not in Canada, he/she must send a notarial authorization for the issuance of the Passport.
The following documents must also be presented:
1. Birth certificate of the minor.
2. Copy of ID cards from both parents issued by the local government.
Change of name on consular passports:
The National Police is the only government Institution authorized to make name changes in ID cards and passports. Embassies and Consulates are not authorized to do so. In case the need arises due to changes on the civil status of a person, the request must be presented to the proper office of the National Police in Paraguay.
In emergency cases the Embassy issues travel documents to Paraguayan citizens in order to facilitate the continuation of the travel and the return to Paraguay in case their passports were lost, destroyed, stolen or expired.
The required documents are the same as for Consular Passport If not in possession of any of these documents, the applicant needs to provide a police report or an affidavit stating the reason for not having them.
The Emergency Passports are valid only for twelve months.
The Cost of the Emergency Passport is U$S 30.00 (Thirty U.S. Dollars). As the Embassy does not accept cash, you must send a Money Order or Draft check to the Embassy of Paraguay.
Is a travel document issued only for exceptional situations in order to enable a Paraguayan citizen to return to Paraguay. It is valid only for 60 days.
Minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to apply on their own. Parents or tutors must apply in person for it and sign the application. In case the parents are absent, either an authorization issued by the Judiciary in Paraguay or an authorization to travel signed by both parents is needed.
In order to confirm identity, the following documents must be presented:
1. Copy of passports or ID cards from both parents.
2. Copy of the minor’s birth certificate.
3. Document to prove legal custody, in case of absence of one or both parents.